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SAU Students Take Trip to DNC

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altFour Saint Augustine's University students joined reporters from across the country at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Sept. 3, for hands-on experience in political reporting and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Jonathan Dockery-Statesville, NC, Aisha Taylor-Groton, CT, Claude Simeus-West Palm Beach, Fl. and Christian Roberson-Richmond, VA, interviewed delegates, shot b-roll, and produced news stories for WAUG, Saint Augustine's University's radio and television station. Former President Bill Clinton, Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina, Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention, and Newark New Jersey Mayor, Cory Booker all made appearances during the Democratic National Convention.

President Obama and Vice President Biden accepted the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President on Thursday, Sept. 6.

SAU Hosts Second Annual Music Fest

Saint Augustine's University | Press Releases | Page 4 Saint Augustine's University hosted its second annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 31, on the campus quadrangle. The campus came alive with music from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. as supporters enjoyed music from a variety of local and national jazz artists. The evening opened with a riveting performance from James Brown and Friends and the soulful sounds of Sweet Dreams culminated the event. Throughout the evening, friends of the University gave donations in support of the General Scholarship Fund.

Other performers Friday evening were Eve Cornelious, the Al Strong Quintet, Moment's Notice, Uniquely Different and Jus Once.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the General Scholarship Fund.

Click here to see photos from the event.

SAINT JAMES Gives to the University

August 27, 2012 alt In late July, St. Aug's artist-in-residence, Synthia SAINT JAMES was honored with an "ACColades: A Salute to Women Who Inspire Us" award! In addition to the award, SAINT JAMES received a $1,000 donation to go towards her foundation. The fund that the institute establishes will provide scholarship support for deserving students and programming to promote the arts throughout the Saint Augustine’s University community.

Saint Augustine's University to Host Second Annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser

August 27, 2012 altSaint Augustine's University will host the second annual music festival and scholarship fundraiser Friday, Aug. 31, from 6-11 p.m. in the quad area of campus.

There will be performances by the Al Strong Quintet, Jus Once, Eve Cornelious, James Brown and Friends, Moment’s Notice (Bobby Moody), Sweet Dreams Band, Uniquely Different and Master of Ceremonies, Brian Dawson of K97.5. Attendees should bring their own chair or blanket. Concessions will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will go towards the General scholarship fund. Many of our students will experience a short fall when trying to pay for their education this year. At Saint Augustine's University, we want to make sure that everyone who has the desire for higher education will not be limited access or denied opportunity because of finances.

Pictured: Albert Strong Quintet.

For the Second Consecutive Year Saint Augustine’s University Student Awarded Fox’s Rising Apprentice Scholarship

August 20, 2012

Saint Augustine’s University student Princess Goodridge was recently awarded the 2012-2013 Fox News Channel University/Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship. Goodridge will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will begin a paid internship at Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network beginning in the summer of 2013 at either the network’s New York or Washington, D.C. newsroom.

In 2011, Fox News Channel (FNC) selected Saint Augustine's University as one of two 2011-2012 nationwide partners for its Fox News Channel University /Ailes Rising Apprentice scholarship. Goodridge, a native of New York, is a senior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism at SAU.

“The fact that FOX selected another SAU student suggests that SAU and its departments are doing an effective job of preparing students academically,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s University. “This is yet another great measure of a positive student outcome.” SAU graduate, Sakeeda Freeman, was the 2011-2012 Fox’s Rising Apprentice scholarship recipient.

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